It looks like a GTO, growls like a GTO, but this coupe still proudly wears its 1967 Pontiac Tempest name. And that's for a very good reason. This one needs you to see it as something distinctly different because there have been investments in places like the paint and suspension over the last few years. And oh yeah, there's also a professionally-built 505 cubic-inch V8 rated at 700 hp under the hood!
Stacked headlights, the pointed hood, and those flying buttress C-pillars make this Tempest look like a much more expensive car. In fact, the pillarless hardtop profile instantly gives this both a sporty and sophisticated appearance. That's why they invested in an upgrade to a paint color called Electric Current Red in 2016. It has the vibrant look of red and the right metallic glow, but there's also a deeper tone of refinement in the finish. While we love the way this one already looks, we know there are many of you out there who already spot the hood scoop and mesh grille. So you can see the full GTO clone potential (after all, the internal naming at GM still called it the Tempest GTO.) Plus, the Coys wheels with an aggressive 18/20-inch front/rear stance give it an impressive presentation no matter what model you call this classic Pontiac.
It's hard not to make more comparisons to the GTO when you step inside. The black bucket seat interior with matching door panels, carpeting, and headliner has the look of both premium and performance. In fact, this is an upper-level Tempest Custom, so you paid more for it than a comparable Chevelle Malibu hardtop '67. The interior reflects this nicely with a premium feeling such as the intricate pattern on the seats and the wood appearance of the dash and center console. There's a proper classic feeling everywhere from the three-spoke steering wheel to the arrowhead floor mats. The only upgrade you may spot is the AM/FM/ cassette stereo w/CD changer for upgraded driving music. But what you'll love best are features like the full round gauge package with large speedo and tach. And the Hurst His-n-Her dual-gate shifter is a clear indication there's something special under the hood.
The engine bay has smooth and clean inner walls to make sure that you get to showcase the powerhouse in the middle. This is a 505 cubic-inch V8 specially built by Kauffman Racing Equipment. This is a full professional build that starts with their special MR-1 block. This is enhanced and fortified with KRE High Ports aluminum heads, Eagle rods, Comp Cams solid roller camshaft, Ross pistons, Ohio Crank forged crankshaft, KRE Northwind intake, and topped with a Holley Dominator four-barrel carburetor. The full package is said to be rated at 700 horsepower, and a wicked set of headers feeding the Flowmaster dual exhaust makes sure this one has a proper muscle car soundtrack to announce it. And when you really want to bring the thunder, there are electric cutouts. The TH400 three-speed automatic transmission was built to be stout, and this feeds a 12-bolt rear end. And while you're checking out the back, also look at the upgraded Hotchkiss trailing arms and thick sway bar. Add in power steering, front disc brakes, and ZR-rated sport tires, and this awesome power machine is also a solid driver.
This is the sharp-looking Pontiac that has dominating power living in the engine bay. So if you love a true muscle car, you know this hardtop belongs in your garage. Call today!!!